Paul Tei (Director): Paul Tei is the founder and Artistic Director of Mad Cat Theatre Company. Since its humble origins in the fall of 2000, Mad Cat has been providing South Florida audiences with an opportunity to engage in the type of low budget/high value theatre usually associated with Chicago, L.A.'s theatre row, and off off Broadway. He has directed over 70 productions and his work has been seen from Miami to San Francisco, LA to New York. He wrote the plays SO MY GRANDMOTHER DIED, BLAH BLAH BLAH, RPM, ARTFUL DODGERS and he is the co-author of HELLUVA HALLOWEEN, SHEPHERD'S PIE, HERE IN MY CAR, TERMINAL BAGGAGE and THE HAMLET DOG AND PONY SHOW. A member of the Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA Paul has appeared in several films, several national commercials and has guest starred on the TV shows CSI Miami, CSI, Going to California, Franklin & Bash and most notably his recurring roles on USA's Burn Notice as Barry the money launderer and on Disney's Zeke & Luther as Eddie Coletti. Paul received his MFA in directing at The Theatre School at De Paul University and his BA in Theatre from Barry University. He currently resides in LA.
Mad Cat Theatre Company was founded in Miami in the fall of 2000 by actor/director/writer Paul Tei. Its mission remains the same to this day: to create something new that's exciting for you, us and them. A core group of designers and actors with one artistic director and twelve years later with 32 productions under its belt, Mad Cat is still clawing its way into the cultural consciousness of the citizens of Miami with original works such as "Shepherd's Pie", "Here in my Car", "Tin Box Boomerang", "Artful Dodgers", "Terminal Baggage", "Mixtape", "Viva Bourgeois", "Going Green the Wong Way" and "So My Grandmother Died, Blah Blah Blah" mixed with their renditions of previous produced play such as "70 Scenes of Halloween", "Matt & Ben", "Mr. Marmalade", "Animals & Plants", "Some Girls(s)" and "Macbeth and the Monster". Mad Cat has brought originality, vitality and bite to everything they have done. They've received rave reviews and have been decorated with such accolades as best new works, best productions, best fringe theatre, best ensembles, best designers, best director from folks from the Miami Herald, the Sun Sentinel, the Miami New Times and the Sun Post, plus a sprinkle of Carbonell awards, but it's the respect and return engagement of its fan base that makes Mad Cat purr.
For information on Mad Cat, visit www.madcattheatre.org.